Thursday, November 22, 2012

Apple Pie

Happy Thanksgiving. And what better way to celebrate then having a homemade apple pie. This has been my favorite pie recipe for at least 20 years. So easy and can be made gluten free, you just have to be more careful with the crust making. But here goes...Make the apple filling first. Peel and slice 6-7 good sized Macintosh apples. Put into large bowl, adding 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp ginger, and 1 T tapioca flour. Mix well and set aside. So the crust, 2 c flour, 1 tsp salt mixed. Add 2/3 c organic spectrum shortening at room temp. Using a fork mix it until  it is slightly crumbly. Then add 5-7 T of cold water, mix again with a fork. Then using your hands just knead it gently until it's one large ball. Now split in half. One half is to be rolled out and put into a pie dish, the other is to be rolled out and used as the top. Once you've got your apple mixture into pie dish, add 1 1/2 T of earth balance divided up into 5 pieces sprinkled on top of the apples. Then put you crust on top. tuck the dough into the edges. Now you can use a fork to do the edge of the crust or as I do ~ pinch the crust with my thumb and index finger around the edge. Using a fork poke some holes in the top. Bake at 375* for 45 minutes until golden brown.

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